2019 MAOO Speakers

Friday, October 25

Speaker: Anthony Litwak, O.D.

30 Years of Clinical Challenges in Glaucoma – 2 Credits

This course will present a variety of challenging glaucoma cases encountered over 30 years of clinical practice. History, clinical findings, auxiliary testing, diagnosis and treatment plans will be addressed for each case.

2 Hours
8 am – 10 am
COPE #62242-GL

Good Practice—Or See You in Court – 2 Credits

2 Hours
10 am – 12 pm
COPE Pending

Speaker: Richard Shuldiner, O.D.

Managing Anxiety Depression in Retinal Disease and Vision Loss – 2 Credits

Significant incurable vision loss conditions are prevalent. Difficult conversations often these leave patients with anxiety & depression. We discuss conversations that can relieve the fear, manage emotions and create a new future of independence and enjoyment. Uncomplicated solutions for early onset vision loss will also be presented.

2 Hours
1 pm – 3 pm
COPE #52358-PS

Speaker: Jessica Heckman, O.D.

Collaborative Care and the Modern Refractive Surgery Patient – 1 Credit

This course will provide attendees a comprehensive overview of the refractive surgery options available today and how to match these options to their patients needs. Pre-operative evaluation and counseling as well as post-operative care will be reviewed and discussed.

1 Hour
3 pm – 4 pm
COPE #61825-RS

Anterior Segment Update – 1 Credit

This course will provide an overview of the latest updates in anterior segment technologies and treatments including femtosecond cataract surgery, presybyoia treatments, dry eye modalities, and floater treatments.

1 Hour
4 pm – 5 pm
COPE #52406-AS

Saturday, October 26

Speaker: Erick Schmidt, O.D.

New Therapeutics For Clinical Practice – 2 Credits
This course will present clinical data and clinical experience in the use of new therapeutic agents being prescribed by optometrists. Research data will be presented but also real life clinical experience with these agents will be detailed.

2 Hours
8 am – 10 am
COPE #62750-PH

Not So Fast Some Cases Will Fool You – 1 Credit
This course will feature case presentations with seemingly innocuous presentations that turn out to be complicated entities. Detailed differential diagnosis schemes will be presented for each case and potential therapy paradigms will be outlined. Each case will be followed to its end so that the attendee will be able to completely work through the presentation from its start to completion. Potential pitfalls of improper diagnosis and therapy will be discussed.

1 Hour
10 am – 11 am
COPE #52396-PD

Allergies and the Eye – 1 Credit
Allergies affect almost half of all Americans and 80 of those have ocular involvement. This course will discuss the basis of immunity and the immune cascade. It will detail the ocular involvement in allergies and include diagnostic and treatment protocol. Clinical clues will be delivered. Systemic therapy will also be discussed

1 Hour
11 am – 12 pm
COPE #64649-AS

Speaker: Murray Fingeret, O.D.

OCT in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Glaucoma – 1 Credit
This course will discuss the role of Optical Coherence Tomography OCT in regards to the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The technology will be described and how it has evolved. A method to systematically evaluate printouts will be described and artifacts associated with testing will be presented. The role of OCT in monitoring glaucoma over time will also be discussed.

1 Hour
1 pm – 2 pm
COPE #51648-GL

Glaucoma Therapy Update – 1 Credit
This course will examine new methods to treat ocular hypertension and glaucoma. New classes of medications such as the rhokinase inhibitors, latanoprostene buond and trabdenoson will be discussed. New drug delivery systems will be described and their role in glaucoma therapy and new surgical devices will be described.

1 Hour
2 pm – 3 pm
COPE #51443-GL

My Favorite Glaucoma Cases – A Guide to the Clinical Management of Glaucoma – 2 Credits
Using a series of glaucoma cases, important issues related to the how glaucoma presents and managed will be discussed. Patient information, photographs, OCT images and visual fields will be presented to illustrate principles such as when therapy is indicated, when to modify therapy, and signs that glaucoma is getting worse.

2 Hours
3 pm – 5 pm
COPE #51931-GL

Sunday, October 27

Speaker: Diana Shechtman, O.D.

Retina Workshop – Extracting the Condition from Reading the OCTA The How, What and When – 2 Credits
Attendees will be presented with detailed and informative introduction to the MPOD, OCT and OCTA, where the different modalities and uses will be explained. Emphasis will be on interpretation of the scans proper acquisition.

2 Hours
8 am – 10 am
COPE #52467-PS

What Should I Do With This Retinal Case, Doc – 2 Credits
The care and diagnosis of retinal diseases is always evolving. This course will set forth to educate the participant on the most up to date evidence-based medicine EBM in addition to a real world retina care approach. Emphasize will be on proper use of diagnostic modalities and todays management of a variety of retinal cases.

2 Hours
10 am – 12 pm
COPE #52121-PS